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Monday, October 21, 2013

"Libertad" by Ester Hernandez c 1976, reproduced courtesy of the artist. From M1301, Ester M. Hernandez collection, ca. 1960-2000, flat box 10 [Liberdad]. SUL Special Collections

by Mattie Taormina and Regina Roberts

When Patti Hanlon-Baker, Associate Director for Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, asked if SUL might like to participate in the Ninth Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics conference, Chris Bourg, Mattie Taormina, and Regina Roberts gladly welcomed the invitation. With 425 conference attendees coming to Stanford to hear papers on global feminist rhetoric and keynote speakers such as Dorothy Allison, Lynda Barry, and Lisa Ede, we saw this as a great opportunity to reinforce, once again, the idea of integrating library resources into the research process and conversation.

Friday, October 11, 2013

CRL logo
by Zachary Baker

We're delighted to announce that Stanford Libraries is now a member of the Center for Research Libraries - Global Forum Network. This greatly expands the gamut of research materials that are available to the entire Stanford community.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Big Game activities -- bonfire
by Rosalyn Metz

In August, approximately 68,000 files representing nearly 600 items were accessioned into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). These materials include -- but are not limited to -- items from the correspondence from Athanasius Kircher, Stanford historical photographs, and the journal of the Gorilla Foundation.

To learn more about these new additions to SDR as well as related Digital Library activities, visit the Digital Library Blog

Friday, September 20, 2013

Aretino - Phonograph (after 1906). Designed to only play discs with a 3" diameter hole.

In addition to its extensive audiovisual and print collections, the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound also maintains a collection of audio equipment that highlights the development of playback and recording since the turn of the 20th century. At the center of this collection is a magnificent set of historic phonographs, ranging from a 1901 Edison Home A cylinder phonograph to a 1926 Victrola Credenza.

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